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MakerFaire Denver 2017 Coming in October

Mark your calendars! Denver’s Maker Faire will be held Saturday and Sunday, October 14-15, at the DenverMart on 58th Avenue near I-25. Maker Faires are events where creative and curious people gather to share what they are working on and learn from each other. A few of the activities going on this year at the […]

Eclipse 2017 Balloon pictures

This blog post contains images from the balloon taken by two of the three Raspberry Pi Zero cameras on-board.  Unfortunately the third suffered catastrophic data loss (probably upon landing) and everything on its SD-card was lost.  One of the Pi cameras faced outward from the side of the payload and the other at about a […]

Spring BBQ and Spruce-Up This Past Saturday

This past Saturday over a dozen members and guests gave some well-needed TLC to our our space and enjoyed a late lunch of tasty grilled burgers and brats. While not exactly a tradition, we have these combination bbq / clean-up / build events at least a couple times a year. For example, last fall one […]

Fall Fixin’ Stuff BBQ

This past weekend, about a dozen or so of our members spent part of Sunday afternoon spiffing up the space and enjoying a tasty BBQ. We had a crew working magic in the electronics room (behold the new ‘wall of resistance’), and another group that built a sturdy (and mobile!) base for one of our […]

Denver Mini Maker Faire 2016 recap in pictures

SSD members turned out in force the the mini maker fair held at the Denver Museum of Nature and Science, and the crowd was fantastic. Jim’s Drawbot was a huge draw — one girl adored it and was thrilled when he gave her the drawing it had just made! Terry’s soccer scoring system got the […]

Boulder Hackerspace’s first ever video game tournament! (Super Smash Bros)

Last Weekend on November 15th 2014 the Boulder Hackerspace had its very first video game tournament. The games played were Super Smash Bros. Melee, Super Smash Bros. Project M and Super Smash Bros. for 3DS. There were 5 events in total, Melee singles, Melee doubles, Project M singles, Project M doubles and Smash 3DS singles. […]

NoCo Mini Maker Faire 2013

The first ever Northern Colorado Mini Maker Faire was held Saturday October 5 in Loveland. Around 3,300 people attended and there were 120 maker/ demoer/ exhibiter booths. SSD had a table with a few of our projects, info about our space, and a revolving 2-4 members present and excited to tell passers-by about our space. […]

Bitmessage and Tahoe-LAFS at Crypto and MeshNet Meetup

On Wednesday, August 28, the Solid State Depot had crypto and meshnet meetup with lightning talks, general discussion, and installation for Bitmessage and Tahoe-LAFS. Ben Burdette started off the meetup with a presentation on Bitmessage. Bitmessage is a P2P communicationns protocol used to send encrypted messages to another person or to many subscribers. It is decentralized and […]

Raspberry Pi Roadshow

Rob Bishop, an engineer and evangelist for the Raspberry Pi Foundation, stopped by the Solid State Depot Boulder Hackerspace as part of the Raspberry Pi United States Roadshow! Rob’s talk “Raspberry Pi — One Year On” covered both the origin story of the Raspberry Pi as well as outlining recent developments. The talk presented technical information about the Raspberry […]

Fix-It Clinic with Eco-Cycle

Volunteers of the Solid State Depot Boulder Hackerspace, along with Eco-Cycle, coached and assisted citizens of the Boulder, Colorado area in need of electronic equipment repair as part of the Fix-It Clinic event on Sunday, August 11th.  By not only helping fix, but also helping teach and educate by demonstration, the Solid State Depot volunteer […]